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Welcome to the City Blog! Here you will find news and notes about City of Knoxville services, updates on ongoing projects, links to community events, and much more. If you have questions or comments about the Blog, please email citywebmaster@knoxvilletn.gov. If you would like to peruse our Blog Archives please click here.

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February 2017 - Posts
Luther Bradley, 89, was one of the first African-Americans hired by the Fire Department in 1952. He served 36 years and rose to the rank of Deputy Chief. As a young man, Luther Bradley never ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Feb 28, 2017 at 3:17 PM
One of Knoxville’s iconic landmarks holds the title for the second tallest statue of an African-American in the nation. Second only behind the statue of Martin Luther King, Jr. in Washington, D.C. ... more» 
Posted by kgibi  On Feb 27, 2017 at 6:20 PM
W. James Taylor has always loved the smell of buttery popcorn and the soul-pleasing sounds of the Mighty Wurlitzer organ at the Tennessee Theatre - first as a teenager working as a porter in the 1960s ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Feb 27, 2017 at 1:11 PM
The Knoxville Civic Auditorium was packed Tuesday night for a very special event. Eva Schloss, an 87-year-old Holocaust survivor, spoke to radio host Hallerin Hilton Hill about her harrowing experienc ... more» 
Posted by ptravis  On Feb 24, 2017 at 12:22 PM
Mayor Rogero and several City staff members showed up to support Tatia Harris as she presented for the Knox County Public Library’s Books Sandwiched In series on Wednesday. Harris, TCCRP Grant ... more» 
Posted by ptravis  On Feb 23, 2017 at 4:29 PM
Thursday, Feb. 23, is the END IT Movement's annual "Shine a Light on Slavery" awareness campaign, when Americans across the country will show solidarity for ending modern slavery around the globe - ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Feb 23, 2017 at 10:48 AM
These men were the first African-American firefighters to be hired by the City in 1952. A total of eight men were assigned to Engine Co. 4. The photo embedded in the upper left corner is of former M ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Feb 22, 2017 at 3:06 PM
“Woke up this morning… da da da da da….” Many blues songs start out this way. And some would argue it’s because the blues is a universal experience, regardless of age. Local singer-songwriter Ke ... more» 
Posted by ptravis  On Feb 22, 2017 at 1:44 PM
Congratulations to the five City firefighters with Engine 1 and Rescue 1, who last summer freed a 19-year-old man whose finger had gotten stuck in the frame support of his truck. The firefighters were ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Feb 20, 2017 at 5:55 PM
Sharp’s Ridge Veterans Memorial Park is about to receive some upgrades, thanks to a $15,000 check from Big Benders LLC, a franchise of Hardee’s. The check was presented to the Veterans Heritage Si ... more» 
Posted by kgibi  On Feb 17, 2017 at 2:09 PM
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